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  • The Oscars and the Holocaust-film myth

    The Oscars and the Holocaust-film myth
    Among the 25 or so awards to be handed out at Sunday's Oscars will be the prize for documentary short. One of the less recognized categories at the annual ceremony, the doc short field this year contains a certain newsworthiness because of the inclusion of one nominee, "The Lady in Number 6," about Alice-Herz Sommer, a pianist who was known for years as the oldest living Holocaust survivor.
  • Ralph Waite dies: Friends, co-stars react to death of 'Waltons' actor

    Ralph Waite dies: Friends, co-stars react to death of 'Waltons' actor
    Ralph Waite, best known for starring in the CBS series "The Waltons" from 1972 to 1981, died Thursday at his home in Palm Desert, Calif., at the age of 85.  The actor played John Walton Sr., the kind-hearted patriarch of a large, poor family living in...

    Oscar 2014 nominations reflect a sea change in academy's attitude

    Oscar 2014 nominations reflect a sea change in academy's attitude
    If, as has been said, the movie business is like a giant tanker ship that can't change course on a dime, this year's Oscar nominations show an organization in the midst of making that kind of adjustment in direction, moving slowly but steadily from the...

    Jay Leno, Julia Louis-Dreyfus among TV Academy Hall of Fame inductees

    Jay Leno, Julia Louis-Dreyfus among TV Academy Hall of Fame inductees
    Outgoing "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno and "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus are among the six new inductees to the Television Academy Hall of Fame who were announced Monday. The other inductees are super-prolific TV writer David E. Kelley, Dolby...

    'Roots' reboot ordered by History

    'Roots' reboot ordered by History
    Slavery is a hot topic, with the success of "12 Years A Slave" and "Django Unchained." Now History is seeking to capitalize by remaking the historic 1977 miniseries "Roots." The cable channel announced that it will reboot the groundbreaking miniseries...